On micro-to-macro connections in strong coupling multiscale modeling of softening materials
Document typeConference report
PublisherCentre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria (CIMNE)
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In this contribution we describe a methodology for the multiscale analysis of heterogeneous quasi-brittle materials. The algorithm is based on the finite element tearing and interconnecting FETI  method cast in a non-linear setting. Adaptive multiscale analysis is accounted for with the use of selective refinement at domains that undergo nonlinear processes. We focus on the micro-to-macro connection method which constitutes the strategy to handle incompatible interfaces arising from the connection of non-matching meshes. The behaviour of standard collocation and average compatibility techniques is assessed for a multiscale analysis of damage propagation in a quasi- brittle material. The choice of the connection strategy has an influence on the overall response and the computational cost of the analysis.
CitationLloberas-Valls, O., Rixen, D., Simone, A., Sluys, L. On micro-to-macro connections in strong coupling multiscale modeling of softening materials. A: International Conference on Computational Plasticity. "Computational plasticity XI : fundamentals and applications : proceedings of the XI International Conference on Computational Plasticity held in Barcelona, Spain, 07-09 September 2011". Barcelona: Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria (CIMNE), 2011, p. 1-11.